Non-executive board members at one international law firm could be in line for sharp pay rises… Ashurst partner leaves for Macfarlanes… Cosby ends long-term lawyer relationship…
Ashurst partner leaves for Macfarlanes
Long term-partner Gerald Kelly will be leaving the real estate practice of Ashursts in London to join Macfarlanes. Kelly has been with Ashursts since 2001. He will be joining a team which already includes a number of former Ashursts partners including head of real estate Ian Nisse, who heads the Macfarlanes team; Anne Minogue, its former construction team head; and Anthony Burnett-Scott.
Cosby ends long-term lawyer relationship
Veteran actor Bill Cosby has replaced the lawyer who has represented him for years in favour of law firm Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan. The New York Times says that Cosby replaced Martin D. Singer, well known for representing Hollywood’s rich and famous, by the law firm and lawyer Monique Pressley. A statement from Pressley on the ending of the previous legal representation noted: “The firm Lively & Singer no longer represents Mr. Cosby.” It did not detail the reasons. Cosby is fighting a civil suit alleging inappropriate sexual behaviour. He denies the claims and no criminal charges have been brought.